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Roseville Bikefest promotes safe cycling for kids

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Get your kids on their bikes and wearing their helmets at the 15th annual Roseville Bikefest. From 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 3 at Stoneridge Elementary School, 2501 Alexandra Drive, families will get a chance to learn about important safe bicycling techniques while participating in fun activities. This free event offers obstacle courses, riding demonstrations, helmet fittings, bike inspections, and a free bike giveaway. Bike helmets will be given to participants who have damaged, unsafe, or improperly fitting helmets. Roseville Bikefest also includes public safety displays, a disc jockey and special appearances by Sparky the fire dog and McGruff the crime dog. All participants will receive free goodie bags and can enter the grand prize drawing for free bicycles. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Families wanting to learn about bike safety while having fun are encouraged to attend this free event. All kids attending must have a registration form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Registration forms will be available the day of the event or can be downloaded in advance from the event Web site, or picked up at the city of Roseville Alternative Transportation Division, 401 Vernon St. Sponsors helping make Bikefest a success include the city of Roseville, Dairy Queen, Kaiser Permanente, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., Kiwanis Club of Roseville and The Press-Tribune. For more information about Roseville Bikefest visit roseville.ca.us/bikefest. Gina Garbolino is the mayor of Roseville